Cressing commuter kept 'diary of despair' over train delays

Nathalie Rose has been repeatedly hit by train delays

Nathalie Rose has been repeatedly hit by train delays

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A city worker who kept a diary of despair after being left stranded at a station 18 times in eight weeks has hit out at the train companies behind the delays.

Nathalie Rose, 48, of Evelyn Wood, Cressing, recorded the incidents over 47 working days as she travelled between Cressing and Liverpool Street.

She said: “I am definitely being ripped off, it is farcical."

Witham and Braintree Rail Users’ Association chairman David Bigg said: “We have got to the point now where there are buses on standby every day at Witham ready to take people on to Cressing and Braintree."

See this week's Times for the full story.

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11:36pm Sun 17 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

On the subject of the local train service............

I experienced a very uncomfortable ride on the 6:00pm departure from Braintree today (Sunday 17th August).

The train wasn’t late, delayed or otherwise affected by any ineptitude which could reasonably be blamed on the operators. It was solely down to the disgusting behaviour of half a dozen or so adolescent foul mouthed youths treating the interior as though it were some sort of parkour practise gymnasium.

They were like a troupe of caged up chimpanzees finally being let loose into the monkey enclosure of some zoo. Fortunately they only travelled as far as Freeport, where - as one of them recklessly ran closely alongside the departing train - they finally and thankfully disappeared from view. How I wished the idiot might actually plunge down between the moving train and the platform edge – I don’t think I could have given two hoots to be honest.

I wonder if the families of these maladjusted 12 to 15 year old cretins had any idea whatsoever where they were and what they were up to.

God forbid they were not emulating their parents to begin with!

No doubt I’ll be berated and told they were only having fun. Like I mean to say it’s their human right innit. Not much fun however for the young lady who passed through their midst if she was unfortunate enough to hear the racial slur that followed her!

Today's half baked hooligans - Tomorrow's full blown thugs?

Braintree’s Finest? Heaven help us!
On the subject of the local train service............ I experienced a very uncomfortable ride on the 6:00pm departure from Braintree today (Sunday 17th August). The train wasn’t late, delayed or otherwise affected by any ineptitude which could reasonably be blamed on the operators. It was solely down to the disgusting behaviour of half a dozen or so adolescent foul mouthed youths treating the interior as though it were some sort of parkour practise gymnasium. They were like a troupe of caged up chimpanzees finally being let loose into the monkey enclosure of some zoo. Fortunately they only travelled as far as Freeport, where - as one of them recklessly ran closely alongside the departing train - they finally and thankfully disappeared from view. How I wished the idiot might actually plunge down between the moving train and the platform edge – I don’t think I could have given two hoots to be honest. I wonder if the families of these maladjusted 12 to 15 year old cretins had any idea whatsoever where they were and what they were up to. God forbid they were not emulating their parents to begin with! No doubt I’ll be berated and told they were only having fun. Like I mean to say it’s their human right innit. Not much fun however for the young lady who passed through their midst if she was unfortunate enough to hear the racial slur that followed her! Today's half baked hooligans - Tomorrow's full blown thugs? Braintree’s Finest? Heaven help us! OMPITA [Intl]
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4:40pm Mon 18 Aug 14

BtreeDoorMen says...

Good on you Ms Rose.
More of us should do this ... according to their very own 'Rainbow board network tracker app' the 0726 / 0812 and 0900 trains were CANCELLED from Braintree on friday.
SImply didnt run.

At all.

Well thanks .... I'd be interesting to see the lost revenues / incomes / inconveniences list due to this removal of service.

Utterly ridiculous this should happen in 2014 ... and for comedy effect ... the very week a 'services to london 'could' double' headline appears in the B&WT - HAHAHA!!!
Good on you Ms Rose. More of us should do this ... according to their very own 'Rainbow board network tracker app' the 0726 / 0812 and 0900 trains were CANCELLED from Braintree on friday. SImply didnt run. At all. Well thanks .... I'd be interesting to see the lost revenues / incomes / inconveniences list due to this removal of service. Utterly ridiculous this should happen in 2014 ... and for comedy effect ... the very week a 'services to london 'could' double' headline appears in the B&WT - HAHAHA!!! BtreeDoorMen
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